Archive for 2013

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Kauai Event Calendars – 12/25/2013

12/25/13 Kauai Creative Kids Gymnastics and Dance Contact for Kilauea studio location, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, contact for times, $10-$12. A morning program takes place for children ages 3-5 and an after school program takes place for children ages 6-11. Classes cover gymnastics, Tahitian, hip hop, creative dance and more. (540-798-9516) Qi Gong Golden 8 […]

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’Twas The Night Before Shopping

‘Twas the night before shopping, and all through our house No one was sleeping because of my spouse; The ad circulars were hung on the wall with great care, My wife pointing to them saying, “I will be there!” Our daughter was with her, right by her side While visions of great deals heightened their […]

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Hope For Kaua’i Cancer Patients

The cost of travel and lodging in Honolulu can be so prohibitive for off-island cancer patients, some consider forgoing care. American Cancer Society’s in-the-works Hope Lodge changes all of that – and it started with a former Kauai resident One never knows which pebble thrown into the sea of humanity will cause a tidal wave […]

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Kauai Grown And Kauai Made Holiday Market

The Kauai Grown and Kauai Made annual holiday market and craft fair was held Dec. 14 on the Kauai Community College front lawn. Presented in place of the KCC weekly farmers market, patrons browsed locally grown produce and locally crafted items. Holiday gifts and products, flowers, hand-crafted gifts and more were on display. Visitors were […]

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Waimea Comes Back In Overtime

Waimea High hosted Kauai High Dec. 17 in a KIF girls varsity basketball game. After trailing for most the game, Kauai took the lead with 1:40 left. Waimea came back to at the end of regulation time to tie, then won in overtime, 35-33. Photos by RON KOSEN PHOTO SPECTRUM KAUA’I

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Rainbeau Jo’s Keeps On Truckin’

Rainbeau Jo’s, a food truck parked on Halau Street just south of Vidinha Stadium in Lihue, serves gourmet coffee drinks, fruit smoothies, whimsical breakfasts, healthy lunches and plenty of aloha. Owners Beau Hannafious and Jordan Weaver moved to Kauai in July 2012. Weaver was a barista for six years in Washington and her dream came […]

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A Sweet Harvest In Kapahi

George Mukai’s gardens meander through his residential property in Kapahi. At 85 years old, he can still climb 25-foot ladders to harvest fruit and cut thick stalks of sugarcane. What’s growing: Asparagus, apple bananas, avocado, breadfruit, flowers, Hawaiian chili pepper, honey tangerine, lilikoi, lychee, macadamia nut, mango, mulberry, noni, Okinawan spinach, oriental squash, papaya, pomelo, […]

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Gabbard Pays A Visit To The Garden Isle

Kauai’s congresswoman helps spread holiday cheer and sits down to talk story with Kaua’i Midweek Surfing, feasting on vegetarian grinds and spending time with family are just a few of the ways U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard spent her Thanksgiving in the Islands. Prior to the holiday, she made a quick visit to Kauai, paying tribute […]

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What holiday traditions are you looking forward to?

Isobel Storch Kapaa, Farmer “I like to go to the beach and watch the sunrise.”             Brad Nakayama Kilauea, Co-owner of Hanalei Taro & Juice Company “The whole family does mochi pounding for New Year’s.”             Dayne Greene Hanamaulu, Owner of The Greenery Cafe “Christmas […]

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In A Mood For Some Ho, Ho, Ho

Ho, ho, ho and Merry Christmas. I hope everyone finds happiness this week, no matter what traditions you may hold or which holidays you cherish. On Christmas Eve (Dec. 24), if you’re looking to spice up your joy with some colorful merriment, visit Auntie Josie‘s trash-to-treasure collection from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Historic […]